Posts Tagged ‘compassion’
The Relevance of Mysticism’s Via Negativa for Today’s World II By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA
After reading The Cloud of Unknowing, my friend Tom said to me, “Whatever you think God is, God is not.” This same friend also told me many times prior to this declaration that to gain this same God’s favor, I needed to submit to the male church leaders of my church and to my husband.…Read More
Election Day 2020. Time for Some Self-Compassion! A Short-Guided Practice in RAIN ll By Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC
This Election Day carries the weight of a contentious political climate fueled by the fear and uncertainty of a global pandemic. It’s heavy. I know I feel it. I’m guessing that we all do. We may be feeling the stress and anxiety of this moment and this whole year for various reasons but I think…Read More
7 Tips for Staying Power ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.
How will you navigate what’s next? We’re more than six months into a pandemic with more months to come, even with the promise of a vaccine. Anger: A secondary reaction to pain, not good or bad—but what you do with it 1-TURN OFF THE NEWS. I cannot stress this enough. We as a species come…Read More
Waking Up from a Long Slumber in the Midst of an Existential Crisis ll Dorothy Wallis
The shut down of the world came as a surprise. Did you even imagine that it would be possible for nearly 7 billion people to stop their ‘normal’ activities and go into seclusion? In my part of the world the retreat began in March. I was suddenly thrust into an alternate reality. But it took…Read More
See Behind: Training in Compassion ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.
It’s been a tough year for those committed to living compassionately. People refuse to wear masks, thus endangering the lives of our more vulnerable from Covid. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth in a single day, while his company paid just a little over 1% in taxes in 2019, despite…Read More
My Heart Hurts ll By Dorothy Wallis
Yesterday, my body collapsed and I was shrouded in despair and feelings of hopelessness over how we hurt one another. The weight in my heart gripped me in a state of grief and emptiness. Hopelessness and despair is a feeling that so many people live with every day. When you are constantly being denied, denigrated,…Read More